Oldham boss Paul Dickov insists something was said to Tom Adeyemi after he was reduced to tears during their FA Cup clash at Liverpool.
The on-loan midfielder reacted with fury towards the end of Oldham's 5-1 FA Cup defeat at Liverpool, after something was said to him emanating from the Liverpool fans.
After the game Dickov insisted he had not talked to the player, on loan at the club from Norwich, but was adamant something had been said to him due to his reaction - which at one point saw him reduced to tears.
"I have not spoken to Tom, but what I will say is that I know the kid, something has been said," said Dickov on Sky Sports News.
"He is a placid boy and has a fantastic temperament. He has been with us since the end of August, but I have never seen him even raise his voice - so something has been said but I have not had chance to talk to him.
"All I have done is got the team together and told them how proud I was and that they did not deserve what happened out there.
"But he is fine now. He has calmed down. He is a laid-back kid who just gets on with business.
"Our players went and calmed him down and the Liverpool players did as well, which was fantastic and is why they are top professionals.
"I have been told the police are investigating it but that is all I know."
Dickov insisted he was pleased with his side's performance, as they took the lead at Anfield before going down to the heavy defeat.
"The first 20 to 25 minutes we played some decent football and we had three or four really good chances before we scored," he said.
"If you concede straight after scoring it puts you on the back foot and to concede from a deflection was a bit of a sickener.
"The penalty is a joke. I thought he fell over. Tom was looking at the ball and there was no way he can see him (Rodriguez).
"They (the players) are an honest bunch and they were livid it was given just before half-time.
"I believe we could have come here and won but to lose 5-1 - I am gutted for the fans and players.
"It is a little bit deflating."